London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PHOENICIO-ARAMAIC BRONZE SHIELD ROUNDEL WITH BULL'S HEAD
9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
The central tondo decorated in repoussé with facing bull's head and three ringed bosses, faint rouletted Aramaic inscription below (probably reading "[K?]rkdy, Head Bodyguard"), multiple attachment holes around the perimeter
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam.
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M. Krebernik and U. Seidl, Ein Schildbeschlag mit Bukranion und alphabetischer Inschrift, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Berlin, 1997 (a copy of this publication accompanies the lot).
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